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Occupation Writer/Editor
Location United States
Introduction I edit both fiction and non-fiction and do a lot of Web content writing. I'm back in school now, earning my Master's degree, though not in English (I've switched my major).. The writing tips on this blog reflect my experience as an independent professional fiction editor. The book reviews reflect my love for reading and aren't always on the latest book. Instead, the book reviews reflect what I love and what I'm reading now. I hope you can find a new book or author to love among them and I hope the writing tips will help aspiring novelists. I usually update my blog on Sundays. "Your life story would not make a good book. Don't even try." —Fran Lebowitz (1950-) US journalist/humorist Note: All original content on this blog is copyright 2008 - 2015 Literary Corner Cafe. If you'd like to quote or repost something, please send me an email. I usually allow it, with attribution. Thank you.
Interests Books, writing, 19th century fiction, Irish fiction, English fiction, Russian fiction, poetry, cycling, hiking, animals and animal rights, cooking, gardening, exercise, health, "arty" films, life, my husband, Seby..
Favorite Movies The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia, The Remains of the Day, The Red Shoes, Death in Venice, Possession, The Pianist, Schindler's List, The Hours, The Cherry Orchard, Widow's Peak, Hitchcock's early films, classic film, such as It Happened One Night, The Big Sleep, The Philadelphia Story, Pat and Mike, Desk Set, Send Me No Flowers, Pillow Talk, Lover Come Back, Dead Ringer, and many, many more.
Favorite Music Classical and Baroque, Joshua Bell, Sarah Brightman, Andrea Bocelli, Not much modern. I like many film soundtracks, though, one of my favorites being the soundtrack from "The Hours."
Favorite Books Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Wolf Hall, The Children's Book, Gilead, Doctor Zhivago, Anna Karenina, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Brothers Karamazov, Summer in Baden-Baden, The Egyptologist, Angelica, Artemisia (Anna Banti), Tess of the d'Ubervilles, Far From the Madding Crowd, The Return of the Native, The Welsh Girl, The Story of Lucy Gault, Death in Summer, Love and Summer, Wild Decembers, The House of Splendid Isolation, In the Forest, Pedro Paramo, Like Water for Chocolate, The Good Soldier, The Way We Live Now, The Man Who Was Thursday, Animal's People, Shroud, The Book of Evidence, Ghosts, Athena, The Sea, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera, Madame Bovary, Sentimental Education, Sons and Lovers, anything by P.G. Wodehouse, and of course, In Search of Lost Time.

All of the phone numbers have fallen out of your address book. Whose number do you look for first and why?

I don't have to look for any numbers. All I have to do is flip open my phone and there they are. :)